Spooky season is upon us – and maybe not for all the reasons that we normally love it for. Traditional Halloween celebrations might not be what we remember, but that doesn’t mean it’s cancelled! You can get creative at home to make the day special while also being safe.

We’ve compiled a list of fun ideas to help you plan ahead for festivities at home that are absolutely spooktacular! 

Create an Eerie Backdrop for Photos 

Even though you may not be going out, you can still put on your Halloween best and capture the occasion! Choose a space in your house and decorate with web, bats, spiders, and other spooky accents to use as your own Halloween photo studio. Set up a tripod and self-timer on your camera or phone to get the whole family in your photos. 

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Host a Virtual Costume Contest 

Get your friends together to host a costume contest on Instagram Stories or another online polling platform. Invite your friends, family, and followers to vote on who has the most spine-chilling look!  

DIY your costume or put together a complete look with Spirit Halloween’s selection of Halloween décor, animatronics, costumes, and accessories. Bonus points if your dog or cat participates with Spirit Halloween’s pet costumes! 

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As for prizes? Group gifting has never been easier. With the Square One eGift Card, you can now invite friends, family and colleagues to contribute. Go in on a prize together and send it to the fan favourite. The winner will receive an email or SMS with a barcode to redeem in-mall. 

Learn More About Group Gifting

Serve Delicious Trick-or-'Treats’ 

The celebration is not complete without scary treats and drinks! Order up your favourite dishes for delivery or takeout from your favourite restaurants at Square One and The Food District or download The District Kitchen’s Halloween recipes to create the ultimate frightful feast! 


Queue Up a Marathon of Halloween Movie Classics 

Arguably one of the best parts of Halloween is the movies. Put together your own list of favourites to watch each day of the month or marathon on Halloween. If you’re uncertain where to begin, browse on Netflix or other services for their recommendations for all ages - or ask your spooky-spirited friends! 

Then, get cozy with your Halloween onesie, blankets, candles, and everything you need to settle in for some good scares.  

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Venture Out Safely to The Halloween Drive-Thru Experience 

If you’re going to go out into the night to celebrate, visit Jestr Events and Square One’s Haunted Drive-Thru experience.

From October 21-31, you can be a part of the most terrifying Halloween experience from your car. Journey through a series of magnificent Halloween set ups, meet horrifying characters like Undying Zombies, and more! 

You don't know what to expect right around the corner... 

Haunted Drive-Thru Experience

Dates: October 21-31

Location: Square One Parking Lot P5, Level C, near Entrance 4/Holt Renfrew. 

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It’s going to be a great Halloween — we can feel it in our bones! 

Let us know how you’re staying creative this Halloween by tagging us on Instagram with #thatONEmoment